French Open winners Nadal and Ostapenko climb rankings

Rafael Nadal’s French Open victory took him to the second place in the ATP rankings and unseeded women's winner, Jelena Ostapenko, jumped 35 places to climb to 12th in the latest rankings published on Monday.

Their French Open victories saw both Nadal and Ostapenko climb the ATP and WTA rankings respectively.

Rafael Nadal’s magnificent run to a 10th French Open title has earned the Spaniard a move into second in the latest ATP world rankings published on Monday.

The 'King of Clay' clinched his record-breaking tenth Roland Garros crown by thrashing Stan Wawrinka in a one-sided final for a 15th Grand Slam crown on Sunday.

Nadal, who had slipped to as low as 10th in the world in 2015, triumphed 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 to become the first man in history to win the same major 10 times.

Nadal’s two-place jump was at the expense of Novak Djokovic, whose French Open quarter-final exit saw the Serb drop from second to fourth, his lowest ranking in eight years.

Andy Murray, beaten by Wawrinka in the semi-finals in Paris, continues to lead the list with Wawrinka treading water in third.

1. Andy Murray (GBR) 9.890 pts
2. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 7.285 (+2)
3.Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 6.175
4.Novak Djokovic (SRB) 5.805 (-2)
5.Roger Federer (SUI) 4.945

 

Surprise French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko has broken into the WTA Top 20 for the first time, jumping a huge 35 places, to  climb to 12th in the latest rankings released on Monday.

The unseeded 20-year-old Latvian stunned favourite Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday, to become tennis's most unlikely Grand Slam champion.

Halep herself moved up two places to second in the world on the strength of her run to the final in Paris.

Ostapenko saw off Caroline Wozniacki in the quarter-finals and the Dane's progress to the last four saw her climb five rungs to seventh.

1.Angelique Kerber (GER) 7.035 pts
2.Simona Halep (ROM) 6.850 (+2)
3.Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6.690
4.Serena Williams (USA) 4.810 (-2)
5.Elina Svitolina (UKR) 4.765 (+1)
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